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    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies

    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies
    Even a hint of water scarcity is enough to drive a brewer to drink. "Simply put, beer is 92% water," said Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel, who hails from one of the nation's oldest breweries, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Water scarcity rapidly is becoming a concern for brewers as water supplies tighten in regions as diverse as Atlanta, southern California ...
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    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture

    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture
    NEW ORLEANS-Chef John Besh opened his fifth restaurant a month ago and has his sixth opening in as many days. He's touring the country with a just-published 5-pound, 200-recipe, $45 paean to the region's foodways called "My New Orleans: The Cookbook." A big book-launch party recently was held with family and friends in the upstairs private dining room here at his ...
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    At Last, Young Chefs Stand Up to Beast of 'Hell's Kitchen'

    At Last, Young Chefs Stand Up to Beast of 'Hell's Kitchen'
    The chefs are fighting back this season on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen." The sixth season of Gordon Ramsay's cooking competition series kicks off Tuesday and, for the first time ever, a contestant gives as good as he gets during the episode's elimination round. Not only does he swear right back at Ramsay, but he challenges him to - gasp - "step outside." ...
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    To Lure Recessaion Riden Diners, Chefs Try a Little Innovation

    To Lure Recessaion Riden Diners, Chefs Try a Little Innovation
    Today's menu term is petite. As restaurateurs hunger for business, they're not only offering $35 fixed-price meals. Some are downsizing portions, translating to downsized prices. Kiong Banh, chef at Twenty Manning near Rittenhouse Square, now offers half- and full-portion entrees. Example: the grilled Angus short rib with rosemary roasted Yukon potato and sauteed Shanghai baby bok choy sells for $12 and ...
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    Tales From the Judges' Chambers

    Tales From the Judges' Chambers
    I spent the weekend in the land of food contests, a sweetly American place where you can aim high, try hard and win big whether you cook on a hot plate or a high-end range. My passport was an invitation to chair the judging panel for the 48th National Chicken Cooking Contest in San Antonio, Texas; my traveling companion, a paperback ...
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    Fetilizing Your Garden

    Fetilizing Your Garden
    What you feed your plants can make a mighty difference when you come to harvest your vegetables and flowers. And spring is the time to make sure they get enough of the 13 essential mineral elements required for normal growth. Fortunately, most soils contain the micronutrients that vegetable and flowering plants require in small amounts such as boron, manganese, copper, zinc, ...
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    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms

    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms
    Lawmakers vowed Wednesday to press for stronger food safety laws and more money for inspections as the list of recalled peanut products surpassed 1,000 in an ongoing national salmonella outbreak. "There is an openness to putting together the strongest legislation possible," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who introduced a bill to reorganize federal food safety enforcement and make it more accountable. ...
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    Company Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios

    Company Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios
    A California company is recalling 2 million pounds of pistachios distributed nationwide after testing found them to be contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating all pistachios and foods containing them until it can confirm which pistachios might be affected. David Acheson, FDA associate commissioner for foods, says there have been no illnesses tied ...
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    Family Farmers Fear Being Run Over By Food Safety Juggernaut

     Family Farmers Fear Being Run Over By Food Safety Juggernaut
    CORNUCOPIA, Wis., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Momentum is building in Congress for new food safety reforms aimed at addressing the growing cycle of food contamination outbreaks. But concerns are also being raised cautioning legislators not to trample organic farmers, backyard gardeners and consumers of fresh local foods in the rush to fix food safety problems. "There is no question that our ...
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    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants

    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants
    SALT LAKE CITY-Utah bartenders may serve alcoholic drinks to patrons directly over bar counters instead of having to walk around them under a new law that took effect last Tuesday. Partitions known as "Zion curtains" _ usually made of glass _ that separate bartenders from customers began coming down early Tuesday. The name is a reference to the state's religious heritage ...
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    New Legislation Regulating Menus is Pointless and Expensive

    New Legislation Regulating Menus is Pointless and Expensive
    Where does it end? Congress already has passed regressive taxes on tobacco and is considering taxes on soft drinks and other sugary beverages. Now the federal government wants to get involved in policing restaurant menus to make sure they include calorie counts. This will increase the cost of restaurant meals, deter creativity and innovation, and inject government further into our lives. ...
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    How To Peel an Egg—Quickly

    How To Peel an Egg—Quickly
    On YouTube there is this video which seems to be produced by Sprint or something about how to "quick peel" an egg. As of this writing, the video has 1.8 million views, so either YouTube fakes its views, or a whole lot of people have checked this out and at least some of them believe it. Personally, when I watched this ...
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    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food

    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food
    Uncover the secrets to frying them perfectly every time. Full of fresh, tangy flavor, these delectable Fried Green Tomatoes are crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but before I came to work at Southern Living, I had never tasted a fried green tomato. Call me deprived, even ignorant, but for some reason I ...
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    Vegan's Book Redefines Soul Food

    Vegan's Book Redefines Soul Food
    For Bryant Terry, veganism is not about "delete meat, insert tofu." It's not about sneering at meat-eating friends or finger-wagging, carrot-crunching superiority. It's not just for affluent white people; and it's not about food with no flavor. Rather, in his latest cookbook, Vegan Soul Kitchen, Terry seeks to reclaim two foodways that he says are misunderstood: veganism and soul food. He ...
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    A Child Leads Them to French Cuisine

    A Child Leads Them to French Cuisine
    Voila! Marketers are tapping into the buzz of interest in classic French cuisine, thanks to the popularity of the movie Julie & Julia. The movie, written and directed by Nora Ephron, combines the memoirs of famed chef Julia Child and young fan Julie Powell. Since opening at No. 2 at the box office last weekend behind G.I. Joe, the movie has ...
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    Call It Twine? Twitter Makes Wine for Charity

    Call It Twine? Twitter Makes Wine for Charity
    SAN FRANCISCO-Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them? Yes, the people at Twitter _ the social media site on which users post messages no longer than 140 characters _ are getting into the wine business, putting together an ambitious project aimed at raising money for literacy. While others have used Twitter to raise money for ...
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    Winter Blues for Greens

    Winter Blues for Greens
    You’d think, having been born and raised in the Midwest, that I’d have an easier time with the winter. And I try. Oh, do I try. I spent my time as a child, vacillating between farmland wilderness and the hustle and bustle of Chicago. And eventually growing up in Chicago, but spending summers back out in the wild, learning how to ...
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    When Food Sickens, He Heads for Courthouse

    When Food Sickens, He Heads for Courthouse
    MINNEAPOLIS _ No one really wants to meet Bill Marler, a food safety lawyer from Seattle, because those who do are likely A) critically sickened by contaminated food and in need of legal help, or B) responsible for selling the food. Yet there seems to be no shortage of people who know Marler after several high-profile food illness outbreaks in recent ...
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    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry

    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry
    OpenTable, the leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that its free application for BlackBerry smartphone users is available for download on BlackBerry App World. OpenTable for BlackBerry smartphones allows diners using BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher to check the real-time availability of multiple restaurants in the area; view restaurant profiles and ...
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    A Value Meal at Starbucks? Coming Right Up

    A Value Meal at Starbucks? Coming Right Up
    The allure of the value meal has long seduced penny-pinchers craving a cheeseburger. Now, as the dismal economy slurps up profits, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to find some sales salvation in its own value meal variety. The tug of war for coffee drinkers has gotten hotter in recent months, with McDonald's Corp. offering new, lower-priced specialty coffee drinks and Dunkin' Donuts ...
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